Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Walk Around the Farm

Took a walk around the farm last weekend.  It was cold, crisp, and extremely beautiful outside.

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Thanks to everyone for their encouraging thoughts and comments on my last post, where I said I was going to start my own photography business.  Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Just Breathe

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I've been so stressed lately.   But in a good way I guess.  I decided that this was going to be the year that I'm going to begin taking baby steps to start my photography business.

It's kinda scary, because when it comes to all things business related, I'm completely clueless.  I'm been on the computer for the past few weeks trying to perfect a website, but I'm pretty clueless with that as well.

So much to do...so so much to do and I don't even know everything that needs to be done.  Contracts, model release forms, website tech stuff, business cards, marketing strategies, portfolio...the list goes on.  I have been feeling a little discouraged.  Not to mention the dirty dishes covering my counter, clean laundry piled high on the couch, and even more dirty laundry in the baskets and on the floor.

Lucy walks up to me yesterday morning and says, "The "exepossee" is chasing us, run with me mommy!"  What the "exeposse" is, I don't exactly know.  Normally I would tell her things like...not now, mommy's busy, mommy's working, go play, go watch a cartoon.  But something inside tugged at my heart strings.  Maybe it was the blue marker on her cheek or her crooked princess crown on her head, but I went with it, I ran with her around the kitchen and living room.   Then I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pics of my little princess and baby boy.

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It felt good to forget about all the things I have to do and just play with my kids.  Taking photos is something I love to do and always makes me happy.  It felt good to just be...to breathe and enjoy these simple moments.

I don't have all the answers to starting my own business yet, but I'm not going to give up.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside

It has finally reached below 0 temps outside here in Wisconsin, so happy that I don't have to venture out.  

(Note:  these photos were taken on a walk before the big freeze hit)

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I let Lucy play with the camera and she got some pretty good shots for a 4 year-old.
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Isaac is working on another couple teeth, so the baby drool has been flying like crazy around here.

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He's still pretty cute though.

I'm really liking his haircut now, it has grown a tiny bit and looks much better (to me anyway).  

It's my husband Chuck's birthday tomorrow, Jan. 22nd.  Happy birthday, and even though I know you don't read my blog, I still love you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Little Man's First Haircut!

Yesterday Isaac was pretty crabby, I think he's getting ready to pop tooth #6.  I didn't have time to post the photos of the traumatizing first haircut, so here they are now.  

(and yes, Isaac is wearing one of Lucy's bibs, we needed one big enough so Chuck wouldn't get hair all over him)

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Isaac had no idea what was coming, poor thing.  He looks so sweet right now.

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Lots of tears were shed (more from mama than Isaac I think).

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After much needed kisses and snuggles from mommy, he stopped crying (I hadn't yet).  I don't think he was too happy with daddy though.

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After his nap that day he had completely forgotten.  This was taken the next morning, all smiles again!

I've had about five days to process and get used to the new hair, and now I think he looks rather cute.  It seems to make his eyes look a little bigger.  I do think it will look even better in about a month or so when it has a chance to grow out a bit.  

I knew the first haircut was going to be bad, but Chuck cut it so short!  I was not prepared for that.  And I'm not one of those emotional kind of girls either, so all the crying was a little surprising, I think Chuck felt bad.  But now all is well, no worries.  We're back to normal around here again.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I haven't participated in a scavenger hunt in awhile, so I thought it might be about time to do one again.  

Not quite ready to post photos of my little man's first haircut, I'm still getting used to it.
I'm calling him my Charlie Brown baby, because that's what he looks like now (sad face, but it'll grow back, and it is not that bad). 

Maybe I'll post photos of the traumatizing haircut tomorrow.

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This is the view out my living room window, I'm pretty spoiled with the beautiful sunsets here at the farm.

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My girl Lucy playing in the snow, can you guess her favorite color?

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One of the cutest things to watch...a baby eating cheerios.

A Cup of...
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Coffee...what else?

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My baby's big beautiful eyes (eyes not retouched, they are just that amazing).

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fun Friday

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Whew, this week went by fast!

Today Chuck is going to buzz cut my baby's hair. I am so heartbroken, but I know it has to be done, he is starting to look like a shaggy dog. Cute...but shaggy. And it'll grow back if I don't like it, right? He's just going to look so different, but I hope he will still look like my baby boy.

Isaac turned 9 months this week.  Also, he is sleeping so much better at night.  He still gets up at least once to nurse (which is fine) but this mama decided (with the advice of a couple fellow bloggers and sister) that my boy needed some tough love.  So I've let him fuss it out a few times and it has made all the difference.  I think I'm finally starting to feel more like myself.  I might even start working out again.  Maybe.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday Photo Journal

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Beautiful Winter Session with My Sister

I did a mini-session about a week ago with my beautiful sister outside in the snow. It was pretty cold but she braved it and I think these pictures turned out absolutely amazing!

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With this edit I really wanted to play with the colors, love how it turned out.

Thanks again Elizabeth, this was so much fun!